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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Ruel S. De Vera
IT IS IRONY, NOT KRYPTONITE, that poses the greatest danger to Superman. For all his storied powers, the Man of Steel is perhaps the most one-dimensional of protagonists, a red-white-and-blue paragon in a black-and-white world.
This is why 1978s Superman The Movie, directed by Richard Donner and featuring, in a star-making turn, Christopher Reeve, was an exercise in aspirational fantasy featuring a metahuman messiahand, for its time, groundbreaking special effects. Almost three decades hence, the bar for special effects has been raised to mesospheric heights and every moviegoers a cynic. …